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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by random155, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. random155

    random155 Well-Known Member
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    Ive been eligible for an upgrade since august, and I just cant pull the trigger on anything. I have the DINC, that does everything I need, minus last all day on a battery. I was thinking rezound, but its not that big of an upgrade (plus no root yet). Dont want the nexus, too big and reception issues... So my question is, whats the next big thing coming to verizon, and when? Or should I just get the rezound and enjoy the 4g goodness?

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  2. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    There's been nothing in the rumor mill, AFAIK. Truthfully, the GNex/Rezound would be your best option if you are looking to upgrade right this minute. As with all tech, it is fairly outdated within 6 months, so if you waited this long to upgrade, why not wait a little longer for the next gen products?
  3. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Android Enthusiast

    I'm in the same boat...I've been wondering what to buy for a while but the Rezound, Razr, and GNex all have their issues and aren't that compelling to me (especially at +$250 each). I honestly love my Droid X so I want something that is really going to impress me. Unfortunately, the "best" phones right now aren't that great in my opinion. I've even tried the second-tier phones in hopes of finding something better. I bought a used Bionic and sold it after 1 week. I did the same thing with the Samsung Charge. I've played extensively with my wife's Dinc2, but it's meh. And I've spent way too much time in the Verizon store trying to convince myself to buy the GNex, but I just can't pull the trigger. I think if/when the Rezound gets ICS, it would be the best phone to have. And you can scoop it up for $150 at Amazon. But by the time it gets ICS (late Q1/early Q2), there should be newer phones designed specifically for ICS with better hardware. Unfortunately, none of this answers your question about what's next for VZW. And I don't have an answer for that besides that it seems pretty scarce right now.
  4. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    RAZR Maxx and Droid 4 are rumored to be due out soon. RAZR Maxx is rumored to have a larger battery than the RAZR so it will be thicker. Droid 4 will be a keyboard slider like all the other Droid (1,2,3) phones but with 4G & dual core.

    Hopefully quad cores will be here the end of Q1. I'm personally waiting on more info about the Samsung Galaxy 3. But it's still too early for any solid info.

    CES 2012 is in 2 weeks and MWC is in 2 months so hopefully more info on new phones will be hitting the news then.
  5. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Meh, I wouldn't spend a penny on anything made by Motorola. At least until they change their bootloader policy. Now that the Google/Motorola Mobility merger has been agreed upon, I'm a bit curious to see what changes take place. Either way, I still wouldn't buy anything from them until the changes are in place.
  6. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    I have 2 upgrades and nothing tickles my fancy tbh.

    Was going to do a release day gnex, but they need to hamper a few more things out... And I guess I will sacrifice my camera...

    I wish something sneaks out soon!
  7. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Android Enthusiast

    Bump...it's been over 1 month and it seems like nothing new is on the docket. Does anyone have any thoughts? When is Google/Motorola bringing out their first device under the combined company?
  8. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    They claim to be releasing a "Dev" model razr with an unlocked bootloader. Not sure when/if it's coming to VZW.....
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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  10. jmar

    jmar Nexican

    Great info Early!

    @OP: If you owned and modded a Nexus...you would feel different about it! No device, not even the Galaxy S III will lend itself to the infinite flexibility contained within the Nexus. I could go on but it starts simply with pure compatibility with the AOSP.

    My 2¢.
  11. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    I wonder what the first hTC handset will be on Verizon released already running ICS/Sense 4.0? Has anyone heard anything?

    I saw the leaked video of sense 4.0 in action (hTC Ville) & have to honestly say I was not too impressed. It didn't look to slick and polished & seemed to have a lot of unnecessary animations. hTC did say that they going to try to go back to the "Hero" days with sense. Not like that anyway, IMHO ... I don't think that the Ville will hit Verizon either, I think it is gsm... It is a nice looking phone though!

    Maybe MWC will reveal something...
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Who or what exactly is 'big red'?
  13. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    Big Red = Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless (the largest in The United States) is a mobile network provider or carrier if you will.

    Rumored MWC HTC devices:
    Now, the hTC Ville (very thin, 4.3" all metal unibody)
    hTC Edge (4.7" rumored nvidia quad core chip)
    Htc Primo (mid range 3.7" display)

    Which one of these has the specs to land on VZW?
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  14. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    If I was to upgrade today, it would be a RAZR-MAXX..... but..... I'm not.

    Not much was announced at the recent CES in Las Vegas, so the next big annoucements will come at Mobile World Congress later this month. It is more phone oriented than CES anyway, so I'm hoping for some cool superphones to be shown.

    I bought my "X" on launch day so my 20 month upgrade becomes available in March. I'm hoping that some of the phones announced at MWC will be with the 2nd generation LTE radios, which are rumored to be much less power hungry than the current LTE radios. But then, whatever is shown at MWC, don't look for them to be released until 2nd or 3rd quarter at the earliest. That being said, even though I have an uprade coming up next month I'll most likely be waiting 'til the 2nd or probably the 3rd quarter to upgrade at the soonest.

    Patiently/impatiently waiting for the release of my next phone.
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  15. 121GW

    121GW Lurker

    I'm in similar boat. Came due for update in November on OG Droid. If I absolutely had to replace my Droid today, Razr, Rezound & Nexus are all pretty good choices.

    My biggest disappointment is that these phones are all good but not great. That's what's making hold off on pulling the trigger (and I'm itching really badly to pull that trigger).

    So as much as I want to replace my OG Droid, I'm going to wait a little bit longer for ICS to be stock on more phones.

    What I did to fight the urge is to set my requirements down on paper: a) ICS, b) HD 4.3" min, c) dual or quad core, d) 32GB on board, e) 8MP+ camera with solid sensors, f) 2MP+ front camera.
  16. Eusibius2

    Eusibius2 Well-Known Member

    Good action plan, 121GW...

    I was at VZW this weekend and thought it was all the same, with barely much improvements from last summer. I need to get rid of my wife's OG Droid (she hates it), so maybe we'll upgrade hers and I'll get something new later this year. I have a DInc, so I'm not pushing to drop the phone in my drawer yet.
  17. AMTrombley0924

    AMTrombley0924 Android Enthusiast

    I'm waiting on the Droid 4. I know how most feel about their bootloader policy, but since high-end QWERTY LTE phones are few and far between, and said policy has never ENTIRELY squelched the dev community from rooting phones, I feel like I'd be very happy with it. Honestly, the solid Moto hardware is what attracts me, and I can always bury blur under some LP goodness until root is achieved, and I flash a stock GB or ICS ROM.
  18. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

  19. heyeaglefn

    heyeaglefn Android Enthusiast

  20. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    The edge is rumored to be hTC's first quad core phone.
    The specs on this one look like this:

    Early details include Android 4.0.1 with HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing VGA camera.
  21. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

    Unless it has a 2nd generation LTE radio that actually works - I won't consider another HTC phone. I'm pretty sure that they're concerned about MY opinion!! LOL
  22. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    I really want my next phone (I have an "X" now) to have the 2nd generation LTE radio in it. They're rumored to be much less battery hungry. Dual core/quad core, either will work for me. I'm really hoping that some cool phones are announced at Mobile World Congress later this month. Of course any phone showcased at MWC most likely won't be released until 2nd or 3rd quarter of this year so I'll have to be patient.

    Patiently/impatiently waiting for my next phone to be announced.
  23. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert


    An unnamed motorola phone pictured above might be the first to have ICS and use Intels Medfield platform.

    Was first mentioned at the pocketnow.com website. It is expected to be shown at Mobile World Congress later this month.

    No mention at this time which carrier might get it but Verizon could possibly be the one. I would expect a 2nd quarter release at the very soonest.
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  24. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    I have been waiting for something like this to surface out of the google/motorola deal.
    A motorola Phone running ICS with the on screen buttons/no capacitive keys with light Ui customization.
    This phone actually doesn't look half bad...
    Now, I just need to take a look at the specs...

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